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laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
north korea's nuclear weapons and bollistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and he continued the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region. obviously ther obvious obviously, there is grave concern. the north koreans are saying they have a different type of weapon, more sophisticated, more powerful. what is happening right now is that the u.s. and international organizations are monitoring what they -- what they can from this test. they are sending the united states, sending planes aloft and what they do, they have sensors on them, and they try to sniff the air in a way and figure out exactly what kind of explosion that was. because there are a couple of different types of explosions, and depending on that, we could find out how much they can do of testing in the future and perhaps create a bomb. soledad. >> jill dougherty, thank you, jill. ahead, we'll talk to gordon chang, author of "nuclear showdown." we'll discuss that, st
say they do not have the capability to make a bomb. >> well, zoraida, it will be days before the u.s. has a very good handle on the size of the explosion, the size of the payload, but at first glance what u.s. officials are very concerned about are north korea's claims that it testified a miniaturized nuclear weapon. why is that so concerning? that means they're closer to making a missile that they could launch toward the united states. these types of dplier tesnuclea moves them closer to mastering the idea. it was expected, officials tell me, that north korea warned the u.s. and china yesterday that a test was eminent. after the test president obama issued a statement. what he said was north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. we will strengthen close coordination with allies and partners and work with our six-party partners,united nations security council and other u.n. member states to pursue this. they will be meeting this morning in an emergency session. my source is telling
in sight with the battle royale on the sequestration. a new u.s. today/pew poll shows just who would pay the price. 49% say the congressional republicans would get the blame if a deal sunday reached. when it comes to who has the better approach, the president edges out congressional republicans. hi took his sequester fight to eight local tv stations across the nation. >> instead of us cutting mental health programs, affecting military readiness. we should be focused on programs we know don't work and some of tax loopholes we could close that frankly just benefit the well off and well connected. now i need congress to act and they have nine days to do it. >> congress is not working, and congress is no working because we've got this ideological confrontation. if we got a deal, in my opinion, it would be the single biggest stimulus package we could pass. the restoration the confidence would be magnified. >> president obama is not taking his foot off the gas today. just a short time from now, he takes his pitch to african-american radio stations. today democratic strategist james carville sa
night this week while the u.s. senate is on presidents' day break, we are featuring booktv in prime time. tonight, the financial industry of what led to the crisis. >> all of that live tonight on c-span. >> from the very start we told the board that the approach we're going to take, which was pretty straightforward, and remember, we were sent there to sort of fix gm. that was the nation, is go make this thing a viable company again. so we were all focused. i brought the message we were going to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles. we're going to move quickly. we need your support, and we need your input. and so we changed a few things about the board meeting. we shortened them considerably. we stayed away from the details or didn't get in the weeds on how you build a car, but the bigger question of financing, morale, positioning marketing, that sort of thing. the board was very supportive of that. and we kept them informed and you know, we just took off. >> leading general motors through bankruptcy and a government bailout, former chairman and ceo ed whitacre on "american tu
to the deadly raid on the u.s. consulate. >> for you to testify that our posture would not allow a rapid response, our posture was not there because we didn't take into account the threats to that consulate. and that's why four americans died. >> we never received a request for support from the state department. which would have allowed us to put forces -- >> so it's the state department's fault? >> i'm not blaming the state department, i'm sure they had their own -- >> who would you blame? >> i stand by the report of the accountability review board. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary panetta, and say, how's it going? >> you know, normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces, he knew we were deploying the forces, he was being kept -- >> i hate to interrupt you but i got limited time. we didn't deploy any forces. >> no, but the -- >> wait a minute. >> it was over. the event was over before we could move any -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my questio
days out, trying to get a resolution to sequester. the without is pushing and excited about this new u.s. today poll that shows the majority of americans want to get this deficit situation fixed. if sequester does happen there's 750,000 jobs that would be lost. marsha fudge, the head of the black caucus says indeed if that happens we're going back into recession. >> let's look more at the new "u.s. today" poll and show everybody, 40% are saying let the cuts happen. 49% are saying delay the cuts. margie, when we find out the president and white house are coming out smelling better than a lot of people might anticipate them to do, so why not just let this go through? if republicans are going to look so bad, wouldn't you as a democratic strategist say, you know what? let's go through this, they'll get the blame. >> they're not looking at the political calculation, but what the effect will be for the american people. you're talking about over 1 million kids will lose. first responders, airport security, i mean, there are all kinds of real impact, real direct impact on our everyday life. that
and will now likely testify under oath and give full details of how he cheated for so long to the u.s. anti-doping agency. armstrong had been faced with a deadline to testify or lose his last chance at break on his lifetime ban from sports. in a just-released statement, usada wrote -- we have been in talks with mr. arm strorng and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution to clean up the sport of cycling. the sudden change comes on the heels of an abc news exclusive. our report that according to a high level source, agents are actively investigating armstrong or obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, for allegedly threatening people who dared tell the truth about his cheating. a case reignited by his recent confession to oprah. >> i didn't invent the culture. >> mm-hmm. >> but i didn't try to stop the culture. >> reporter: if charges are ultimately filed, the consequences could be severe. >> these are serious potential crimes. you're talking about possible sentences, up to five, ten years. >> reporter: the pressures against armstrong are immense, and include civil
of the proudest times in my years in the u.s. senate is when a former vietnam friend spent a little time. . i was proud of the g.i. bill because we were able to get to world war ii veterans, jim webb and chuck hagel, we got together and we got the boat and passed the bill. that is the way things should work or this country. the objective was not to get jim webb or chuck hagel any credit. the inductive was to do something for the country, -- the objective was to do something for the country on the do something for the people. this kind of attention, this kind of recognition -- much of my life has been about doing everything i can in some way to help veterans and their families, whether it was a program or whatever it was. i'm proud of that. i'm more proud of that than anything else i have been involved in. i'm proud of my background and my career, like all of you are. nothing makes me prouder or has ever made me prouder. to each of you in this room, as of you who are watching this around the world, i say to you, thank you. thank you to you for your service and sacrifices. i will do everything
. the u.s. and other world outrageare expressing after north korea conducts its third nuclear test. >> a big night for president obama as he prepares for his state of the union address. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is tuesday, ferber a 12. i am cynne simpson. i am scott thuman. glenn beck to meteorologist jacqui jeras. to meteorologist jeras. is a breezy start. a little breezy especially off to our west where we have some wind advisory. it's 49 degrees at reagan national at this hour with a wind chill of 43. wind out of the northwest at 15 hour.an look at the wind chill factor. in frederick and hagerstown, martinsburg, winchester, looking 30's for the big chill index. it feels like 37 in luray. feels like 48 degrees in culpeper with calm wind. we are expecting a wintry mix tomorrow. we will spell out the details on in another couple minutes. first let's a check on traffic and weather jamee. 29 and route 32, fromractor-trailer 32 ended up on its side. lefthave th
this morning and a health care burden for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flig
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
in afghanistan as a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded general john allen who has been in command for the last 19 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping cough. it's a bacterial infection that can be fatal to very young children, while it was almost gone at one time, cases are now on the rise. nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman has more on this tonight. >> reporter: 2012 was america's worst year for whooping cough in more than six decades. >> there's a tremendous outbreak of whooping cough across the united states right now. >> reporter: as scientists try to figure out how to better p
on the docket. it hasn't fallen apart like everybody want thad to. here we sit in the u.s. with everybody is buying hand over fist. i've been doing it a long time and i'm still conflicted. i know these corporations have been showing better results. but at the end of the day, we still have qe because of no growth. >> rebecca patterson would tell you you have just enough growth, actually, you have a wonderful spot where it's just weak enough where the fed keeps their foot on the pedal and that's why it's the perfect moment, at least now, for the market. >> i guess it's that little circle we used to have on our baseball bats. we have to be careful about that thing cracking in half. that's what i think a sweet spot is. here we are, you have a 7.9% rate. i can debate all long about whether the housing market is getting better or not. that's the reason why we have this influx of qe. why would we be without qe? ultimately, it's all about growth and we just don't have it. here we go, the stocks are full steam ahead. i can't tell my customers not be on board, but i can tell them not the be on boar
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by march 1st, the series of cuts will be made to the u.s. military's defense capability. here's more -- capability. here's more. >> reporter: during the fall debate, president obama said the sequester, quote, won't happen. now his white house is saying domestic programs will be cut 9% and military programs cut 13% this year, unless congress takes action. >> putting our fiscal house in order calls for a balanced approach, not massive indiscriminant cuts that can have a severe impact on our military preparedness. >> reporter: republicans think they gave a lot of ground during fiscal cliff negotiations. a spokesman per speaker boehner said the president got his higher taxes last month with no corresponding cuts. the tax issue has been resolved and spending is the problem. meanwhile, military leaders are sounding the alarm. >> instead of being a first- rate power in the world, we turn into a second-rate power and that would be the result of sequester. >> reporter: the white house said friday the sequester would result in cuts to food inspection, customer service and irs and social securi
could be why the women develop high blood pressure. >>> and the teenage birth rate hit a u.s. low. 15 to 19-year-olds who were having babies dropped between 8% between 2010 and 2011 and among contributing factors, the doctors site about ther choices, family planning and councilling. the onliage group to see an income is 35 to 49 and 44, excuse me, 40 to 44-year-olds. >>> and just ahead on the 5, you try to obey the law and still get a ticket. what gives? where red light cameras are racking up tickets with people who say they didn't break the law. he's known only as the shooter. the navy seal who shot and killed osama bin laden is speaking out of the. >>> an army veteran recognized by the president for his courageous leadership. those stories and much more as the 5 continues on your monday. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to visitflorida.com. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pr
to be joined by u.s. attorney tenness timothy h. there was a request by the republican side it to send a witness to our next hearing on the importance of enforcement of the gun law. timothy heaphy was appointed as u.s. attorney for the western district of virginia. he has worked in private practice and taught at the university of virginia school law. mr. heaphy, thank you for joining us today. we will give you five minutes for an opening statement. your complete dimon will be part of the record. and then we will ask you questions. >> thank you chairman durbin, ranking member cruz. i am pleased and honored to speak with you about the continuing work of the united states attorney community and the department of justice to address non-related violence. this is a very person -- to address a gun-related violence. this is a very personal issue to me. i've prosecuted hundreds of gun cases in my years as a federal prosecutor, including a yearlong trial of a violent drug gang right here in washington, d.c. akron to serve as united states attorney in a district that has felt the pain -- i curren
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >> mason: one of the passengers from the carnival "triumph" says she never wants to hear the word "cruise" again. the ordeal ended late last night when the disabled cruise ship was towed to mobile, alabama.e tonight, more than 4,000 passengers and crew are safe. anna werner reports on what comes next. >> reporter: the 13-story-high 100,000-ton carnival "triumph" sits in a mobile shipyard tonight. investigators are trying to find out how and why the engine fire began that left the ship without power. coast guard marine investigator patrick cuty spoke to cbs news by phone after seeing the damaged engine room. >> reporter: eight days after what was supposed to be a four- day cruise to mexico passengers cheered, then some literally kissed the gr
-up call. you knew the u.s. facility was under attack, the embassador was missing. there had been teams deployed potentially to help in a rescue effort. this was total chaos. the u.s. facility on 9/11 under attack and the president of the united states didn't call to follow-up. >> you would think there would be an open lean and constant communication. >> look at the response, totally flaccid. they were left hanging fire and they died. even to this day, there's nobody in custody for the attack, despite there were security cameras all around. we have pictures of the people who did this and yet no one has been brought to justice. the response is baffling and it's shocking the president didn't call for eight hours and i don't understand why. >> i don't either. there's been so many movies devoted to the osama bin laden capture and -- or assassination. it would be nice to know the minute-by-minute internal working. it's fascinating and intriguing. surely something had to be happening in the white house. >> flip it around. what's a the justification for not revealing that information. why shou
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
. steven choy and f.b.i. director in charge, bill lewis, riverside police chief, u.s. marshal for the central district david singer and also supervisor has joined us. i want to thank all the public safety officers across the region for answering the call of duty. every day i marvel and applaud their unwavering bravery, their dedication has been complemented by the vigilance of residents throughout this region. you've been on the lookout and shared your leads with law enforcement. we thank you for it. anyone with tips can call 213-486-5230. but i also want to remind everyone to continue to be alert as long as this man remains at large. if you see mr. dorner or suspect you see him. please do not engage him. he is considered armed and extremely dangerous. with your help we can bring this tragedy to an end and now i would like to introduce lapd chief charlie beck. >> i will give spanish remarks afterwards. >> good morning. thanks for being here. as the mayor said, the search for dorner continues. we continue to focus on his last known locations in the big bear area, but our search
's debt crisis. that sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. there are reports that saudi arabia is secretly shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she an
in the city where u.s. forces killed the leader of al qaeda. it will cost $30 million construction will start in 8 years and begin next month. wealthy families visit on the weekend. >>> a 6-year-old girl wanted desperately to see her father so she stole her mom's bmw. the little girl tried driving the car in the city until neighbor's spotted her. >> when she was coming toward me i am like, what is she doing? i couldn't tell it was a young girl at the time. i stepped behind the tree she hit the curb here she took off and i was looking at her. that's when i saw she was a child. i was like stop, stop, stop. >> in the snow no less. >> she couldn't stop instead she continued up the street hitting several parked cars. the little girl lost control of the car and packed into a pole. hopefully she is all right and hopefully she gets to see her daddy. >> check out these pictures a whale nearly capsized a boat. a giroup of friends seeing the baby in and out of the water a fishing boat heading to shore just happened to get in their way for one of those jumps. >> just as they were driving in the whale dec
yet. >>> new classified reports reveal the u.s. is the target of a widespread computer hacking campaign that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far the main culprit. the white house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >> so, this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so, we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. it makes things faster and more convenient. you can do everything from your laptop or desk. but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to those malicious nerds out there who plot their evil from a keyboard. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. >> exactly. they had their iphones. >> and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. they're tiny, little computers. they get hacked, as well. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we owe them so much money? so, interesting on a lot of different levels here. >> i didn't th
as crews try to keep up with the fallen power lines. >>> that blizzard is stopping the u.s. postal service. mail service has been suspended in connecticut, maine, massachusetts, new hampshire, rhode island, vermont, and areas north of new york city due to weather conditions. but we do also have some good news for airline passengers. airlines at jfk international and laguardia are expected to resume some passenger flights soon. newark flights are not expected to begin until at least noon due to the runways being down overnight. >>> how about this -- more than 1,890 flights canceled today according to flight aware tracking. boston's logan airport closed until 3:00 eastern. and bradley airport in connecticut remains closed, too. >>> here are some other stories we've been watching this morning. in california search teams are trying to find and bring in an ex-cop and suspected killer, christopher dorner. he's still at large, possibly in the resort area of big bear lake. dorner is the accused or is accused, rather, of killing three people in revenge for losing his "dream job" with the lapd. he a
've heard recently that among developed nations the u.s. has fallen to the bottom as far as longevity is concerned. yet we're paying a lot more than other people. wouldn't it save substantial medicare costs if we veered away from the pill for every ill, that mindset that we've kind of adopted in this country and embrace, look at other measures such as prevention, alternatives and educating people on things like genetically-modified foods and the long-term dangers they can present? >> i don't know who wants to take this. this is, i mean, questions often come up about improving coverage of prevention sort of over the course of a lifetime and in medicare. um, and there's been a lot of in that, and there have been a lot of improvements lately. one of the sort of unfortunate realities of living in this town and working with the congressional budge office as a score -- budget office as a scorekeeper is sometimes those initiatives, people believe they will save money, the cbo scores an increase in spending depending on the preventive service because they don't have a lifetime view, or they m
mondale, democrat of minnesota. mr. mondale entered the u.s. senate at the beginning of our national war on poverty under lbj. senator mondale outlasted president johnson in office, but he kept working on that basic idea, of using public policy to help out the least well off among us. by 1971 he succeeded in getting passed with big bipartisan support a bill that would have created a daycare system essentially in this country. universal preschool for american kids. the tuition was on a sliding scale so everybody could afford it. senator mondale got his bill passed and it went to the guy who was president by then. it went to richard nixon. and richard nixon vetoed it even though it passed with lots of republican votes. president nixon said the idea of preschool for everyone had quote, family-weakening implications. he said quote, the child development envisioned in this legislation would be truly a long leap into the dark for the united states government and the american people. a long leap into the dark. 40 years after president nixon said no to preschool for all american kids with the we
pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far
and pension committee, thank you for joining us. >> discussing president obama's announcement that the u.s. will reduce troops sent to 34,000 by next year. the education week staff writer outlined by president obama, and the federal trade commission talked about a recent study that found that 5% of people who, it could affect their ability to borrow money. next, the u.s. army chief of staff talks about the future of the army. and then president obama on gun legislation and the plan to help the middle class. democratic leaders outlined their plans to avoid federal budget cuts. >>-saturday, we are in savannah at 4, georgia for live coverage of the book festival starting at 10:15 east turn on the future. a former navy psychologists on lessons i learned that combat hospital. the chief washington correspondent on the war in afghanistan from the outpost. a presidential historian, and of 4:00, and gary wills asks, why priests? live saturday on c-span to. >> he thought she was the smartest person he ever knew and he knew how much she loved him. he knew that she would tell him the truth. she wasn't
're starting to see a lot of movement in terms of flights and proactive changes in plans here. we're at the u.s. airways ticket counter. you can see all the people checking in this morning. just a few minutes ago one of the employees made an announcement saying if you are among those with a flight headed to the northeast and impacted by the weather, she instructed those folks to get over into a different line and told them they would be put on earlier flights. the strategy here this morning by the airlines is to get everybody out as early as possible. this weather is going to hit later on in the afternoon. that's when we're expecting to see the major flight cancellations and into tomorrow. they want to move as many people around, get them to the destinations before the weather hits as possible. now, unfortunately, that has not been possible for everyone here had morning. we encountered a gentleman on a different airline. he already had a flight cancel to new york. he's trying to get to the ukraine. >> the flights overbooked everywhere out o of kennedy. like i heard two thirds of the flights dom
, a changing of the guard today in afghanistan, a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded john allen who has been in command the last 18 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. . transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.3 f1 test. test. test. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping coug
and also says nearly half of the u.s. troops in afghanistan are coming home this year. >> reporter: president obama says 34,000 u.s. troops will be pulled out of afghanistan by next year. >> this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, the war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: on domestic issues, the key focus is jobs, the economy and pressuring congress to void automatic spending cuts on march first. >> they would certainly slow our recovery and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> reporter: victims of gun violence attending the speech along with the first lady underscored the pre's fish for lawmaker to pass new gun legislation. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other opportunities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: the president said it is pastime for bipartisan immigration legislation. republicans say the president's focus really means more spending and deficits. >> his solution is for washington to tax more, borrow more and
bin laden from the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who took him out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all that coming up, but there's also developments happening right now in southern california. frayed nerves and a cold trail, as investigators search for the fired los angeles police officer christopher dorner who's declared war on the police, now wanted in the murders of three people. we're standing by for a news conference. the prosecutor is going to be giving us new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better.
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